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Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

Meditation

How Buddhism & Neuroscience Can Help You Change How Your Mind Works: A New Course by Bestselling Author Robert Wright

Buddhist thought and culture has long found a comfortable home among hippies, beatniks, New Age believers, artists, occultists and mystics. Recently, …

Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

Operating Systems

Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

<b>(AP Photo/Krzysztof Zatycki)</b><p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>Danny Sjursen<p>February 25, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at …

Middle East

President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again

Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:<p>Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global …

How To Delete Spam iCloud Calendar Invitations Without Letting the Spammer Know

- Nov 28, 2016<p>If you’re one of a large number of iCloud users that have received spam in the form of an unsolicited Calendar event for “Black Friday” …

This easy Mac shortcut makes an emoji keyboard pop up anywhere you can type

Every now and then, it's fun to type an emoji, even when no emoji keyboard appears to be present.<p>Like this 👍.<p>If you're on a Mac, there's a simple three key command that will change the game.<p><b>Just hold down control + command + the space bar at the same time anytime you see a cursor.</b><p>Up pops an emoji …

Google Search

Apple's Powerful iPhone Feature Hiding Inside iOS 10

With iOS 10 now available to developers, many of them are pouring over the lines of code to find out more of Apple’s plans for iOS 10 and the iPhone 7. One of the oft-requested is a dark theme for dialog boxes and systems screens. It now appears that Apple is going to offer just that in the latest …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

How to Save an Apple Map Location in the Notes App

Whether you want to use this feature to take travel journaling notes about your adventures or to remember a particular place you went that you liked, saving a Map location in Notes is easy to do on your iPhone. You could add the location to your Map Favorites as well, but placing the location in …

How-To: Use Split View in Safari on iPad [Video]

iOS 10 makes it possible to view two Safari windows side-by-side on the iPad via a feature called Safari split-view. It’s similar to the standard Split View between separate apps, but there are some differences to consider as well. In the following video walkthrough, we’ll show you how to use …

How-To: Drive a 4K display at 60 Hz with the 2016 MacBook

The 2016 MacBook is capable of driving a 4K display at 60 Hz via a single USB-C cable. Such a feat is achievable via an easy-to-apply IOKit patch.<p>One of the great things about the new Intel hardware inside of the 2016 MacBook is that it’s capable of supporting 4K resolution at 60 Hz. The jump in …

4K resolution

17 iPhone Tricks To Make Your Life Easier

Did you know you could actually correct Siri's pronunciation?<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable …

These Apps Will Make You Enjoy Traveling Even More

For the last 20 months, I have been traveling and working as a digital nomad. I’m extremely grateful for the technology and apps that make my everyday life so much easier and my journey more enjoyable.<p>Today I’d like to share with you 10 great apps that will make you enjoy traveling even more. …

Smart cube lamp shows emoji and sets the mood

LED cube lamps have been around for a while, but they tend to either be make-it-yourself affairs or limited in what they can do. However, Spin-R might finally bring that lighting tech to your living room. It's crowdfunding Tittle (yes, we know), a 512-light lamp that you can program to do your …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Geography

23 of the best iPhone and iPad apps from August 2015

August was a busy month for new and updated iPhone and iPad apps – from fashion, to social apps, to the re-emergence of mayorships on Foursquare’s Swarm.<p>We’ve pulled together the best apps from the last month into one handy list. All you need to do is read through and choose your own favorites. And …

Tips and tricks to get more from iOS 8

Turn off your password for free apps<p>If you don't want to have to type in your iTunes password every time you download a free app on your phone or …

Use Google Maps to send places to your iOS device

Google on Monday released an update to Google Maps that includes a feature to send places from the Google Maps site to your iPhone as a push notification.<p>The feature, however, isn't enabled by default after installing the update on your iOS device.<p>Once you install Google Maps 4.7.0 (or above) from …

25 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Safari

Browse the web like a bo$$.

21 Spring-Inspired Rooms That Will Make You Want to Redecorate

These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.<p>These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.

How to Get 'Handoff' Working in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

Apple is heavily pushing its new "Continuity" features in OS X Yosemite that improve cross-platform integration between iOS and the Mac. The most significant of the Continuity features is <b>Handoff</b>, which allows OS X and iOS users to start a task on one device and swap to another one nearby to …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Send and receive phone calls from your Mac and iPad

Now that Yosemite is out, with iOS 8 running on your iPhone, you can send and receive phone calls from your Mac and your iPad (also running iOS 8). This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. Continuity also includes Handoff, Instant …

How To Delete Your Own Nude Photos From Apple's iCloud: A Step-By-Step Guide

You probably heard by now about the nude celebrity photos circulating the internet, with the hacker allegedly responsible saying he got the photos from Apple's iCloud.<p>You may be thinking, "I'm not a celebrity. No one would be interested in my naked or otherwise embarrassing photos."<p>That could be …

iCloud

How to Protect Your Photos (Nude or Otherwise) From Hackers on iCloud

Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande are among the high-profile celebrities who apparently fell victim to a massive alleged iCloud hack …

This Portable Battery Has A Standard Wall Outlet And Can Fully Charge Your Laptop Multiple Times

A promising-looking crowdfunding project has just launched on Indiegogo. The ChargeAll bills itself as "the world's smallest portable power outlet," a take-anywhere battery that features the obvious USB connection for charging your phone, but also includes a standard U.S. power outlet for powering …

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